Hard to believe, but it was only a year ago that One Direction began the break they had rightfully earned after a whirlwind five years, leaving some to think that the British boy band was actually calling it quits instead of a hiatus. But the interview Harry Styles did with Another Man magazine—which comes with three gorgeously distinct covers—gives fans the ultimate heads up of what's going on with the group.
While being interviewed by Chelsea Handler, the inevitable 1D topic is brought up and Harry gives an update on where the band's head is at:
"When we started people always asked, 'Where do you think you’ll be in five years?' It’s a difficult question to answer. I would never say we’ll never do anything ever again but it’s good for us to be exploring different things. Maybe at some point everyone will want to do something again but it’ll be better if it happens naturally like, 'Hey, we all really want to do this again.' If that were to happen it would be amazing. I would never rule that out. It’s the most important, greatest thing that ever happened to me, being in that band. It completely changed my life."
So keep those fingers crossed, Directioners.
And fans can rest assured that there's no bad blood between the guys themselves. "The nice thing for me is that I'm not coming away from the band feeling like I wasn't able to do what I wanted to do," he added in a separate section while speaking with Paul McCartney—a very different sentiment than former band mate Zayn Malik. "I loved it and it was what I wanted but I'm enjoying writing at the moment; trying new things. I've been asking myself, 'What do you want to say?'"
So far, there's no news on Harry's upcoming solo debut, but we know the singer has been writing and collaborating with Snow Patrol member Johnny McDaid and that he signed a record deal with Columbia Records this summer. This new magazine cover seems to indicate music is coming sooner than later.
Throw it back to a classic, Fuse red-carpet interview with the full, five-member One Direction below: